In this 1 hour podcast, Sam Downie from Dsoundz Media interviews Author and Novelist ACH Smith, who wrote the novels of LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL movies, for the Jim Henson Company.
This podcast was done to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Jim Henson movie, LABYRINTH - which stared David Bowie,Jennifer Connelly and a host of creatures (and puppeters) from the Jim Henson Creature Shop.
This podcast was edited, produced and presented by SAM DOWNIE from DSOUNDZ MEDIA, and was recorded in Bristol, SW England in October 2011.
For more information, visit the followung websites:
for SAM DOWNIE / DSOUNDZ MEDIA - http://www.dsoundz.co.uk
for SAM DOWNIE on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/samdownie
for ACH SMITH - http://www.achsmith.co.uk
for The Henson Company - http://www.henson.com
for notes about the film from Jim Henson, visit JIM'S RED BOOK at - http://www.henson.com/jimsredbook/2012/06/25/619-251985/
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Labyrinth is a 1986 British-American fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, produced by George Lucas and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film stars David Bowie as Jareth and Jennifer Connelly as Sarah. The plot revolves around Sarah's quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King. With the exception of Bowie and Connelly, most of the significant characters in the film are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.
Labyrinth started as a collaboration between Jim Henson and Brian Froud, with ideas for the film first being discussed between them following a screening of their previous collaboration, The Dark Crystal. Terry Jones from Monty Python wrote the first draft of the film's script early in 1984, drawing on Brian Froud's sketches for inspiration. Various other script-writers, including Laura Phillips (who had previously written several episodes of Fraggle Rock), George Lucas, and Elaine May, subsequently re-wrote and made additions to the screenplay, although Jones received the film's sole screen-writing credit. Labyrinth was shot on location in Upper Nyack, Piermont and Haverstraw in New York, and at Elstree Studios and West Wycombe Park in the United Kingdom.
The New York Times reported that Labyrinth had a budget of $25 million. Labyrinth was a box office disappointment and only grossed $12,729,917 during its U.S theatrical run. The commercial failure of the film demoralized Henson to the extent that his son Brian Henson remembered the time of the film's release as one of the most difficult periods of his father's career. It would be the last feature film directed by Henson before his death in 1990.
Although it was met with a mixed critical response upon its original release in the summer of 1986, Labyrinth has since gained a strong cult following.